Good quality cactus leaves should be green with a crisp-firm texture. Avoid pads that appear dry, limp, or soggy.
Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)
Bronze discoloration is an indication of chill injury. Store properly.
Decayed cut stem end is a sign of age.
Grassy and tangy, yet earthy.
Although the outer pads are covered in spikes, once they are peeled, the inner flesh is chewy, almost gelatinous.
Pair with cilantro, Cotija cheese, lime juice, oranges, and shrimp.
Green beans, okra.
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.